Mighty glacial crevasses, combined rock and ice terrain and impressive summits: On alpine tours, we need clothing that is adaptable and that we can 100% rely upon. This is exactly where our Westalpen Softshell line comes into play: A combination of scuff-resistant Merino Naturetec Rips inserts, Naturetec Light material and fine Merino wool on the inside makes this line robust, breathable and comfortable.
What’s special about the Westalpen Softshell high-alpine touring pants for men is the Quick-Gaiter system, which completely replaces gaiters: This hem adjustment developed by Ortovox can be easily and quickly adjusted in three steps and fits seamlessly over mountaineering boots. The fastening straps for under your mountaineering boots are made of abrasion-resistant Dyneema material and allow for neat, easy storage when not in use. Thanks to additional features such as ventilation zippers and abrasion-resistant schoeller® inserts for protection against sharp edges, our Westalpen Softshell high-alpine touring pants for men can be adapted to all situations and weather conditions. Merino mesh inserts at the adjustable waistband make the pants even more comfortable.
The extreme robustness and abrasion resistance of Merino Naturetec Rips material is demonstrated in the Martindale test, in which it withstands 100,000 abrasion cycles. Nevertheless, it feels pleasantly soft and offers excellent stretch qualities for great freedom of movement. Thanks to the exclusion of a membrane (the Merino wool is woven directly into the schoeller® fabric), it is also highly breathable.
2 hip pockets
Inserts made from Merino Naturetec Rips
Ortovox suspenders (optional)
Merinoprene insert at the back of the waistband
Anatomically shaped and reinforced knee area
Merino mesh inserts at waistband
Protected against sharp edges by schoeller®
Single thigh pocket with inner pocket and integrated light carabiner
Gaiters / snow guard
adjustable ankle cuff
Area of usage: high alpine
Weight: 454 g
Fit: Regular Fit
Merino Naturetec Light material Elastic and breathable
Merino Naturetec Rips material Particularly robust
High scuff resistance thanks to schoeller® inserts (>100,000 abrasion cycles in the Martindale test)
Water-resistant thanks to DWR treatment
Material: Material Merino Naturetec Rips: 85% polyamide, 9% wool (Merino), 6% elastane; Naturetec Light: 75% polyamide, 18% wool (Merino), 7% elastane schoeller® inserts: 92% polyamide 8% elastane